Definitions for maimmeɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to deprive of the use of some part of the body, esp. by wounding.

  2. to impair; disfigure.

  3. (n.) injury, esp. loss of a limb.

Origin of maim:

1250–1300; < AF, OF mahaignier, perh. < Frankish *maithanjan to castrate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. maim(verb)

    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation

    "people were maimed by the explosion"


  1. maim(Verb)

    To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.

  2. Origin: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maim(verb)

    to deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  2. Maim(verb)

    to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair

  3. Maim

    the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary

  4. Maim

    the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem

Anagrams of maim

  1. I'mma

  2. imam

  3. Imma

Translations for maim

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to injure badly, especially with permanent effects

The hunter was maimed for life.

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